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Interesting. It appears I have once again re-invented the wheel(*). I needed a quick-and-dirty encoding scheme for some short binary data. I started with A-Z and 0-9, and then removed I, O, 0 (zero), and 1 (one) to bring it down to 32 characters. The result looks an awful lot like Microsoft's scheme for product keys.
(*) Yes, I'm aware of the pun given my last name. Sigh.
Dødheimsgard is a band I've known for a long time, but never really listened to.
This particular album has been playing once or twice every few years, but I never really could get into it.
Until now that is.
I decided to give it another listen because I was on my bike at night which brought me back to my teenage years when I used to listen to this more often.
And for some reason the pieces fell into place.
It's labeled "avant-garde black metal" so it's kind of an uneasy listen for a genre that's already difficult to listen to
Anyway, I could get very much into it this week, so SOTW.
Yeah, for some reason I started listening to this and then got into Arcturus (an old favorite), Manes and Ved Buens Ende, the "avant-garde" metallers of yore
If you like this you'll probably like them too.
... it's the most immersive headset we've ever used. In atmospheric first-person shooters, such as Metro Exodus, that makes a world of difference. A game that might seems mundane at first blush is enhanced exponentially by the tangible pulsation of shotgun recoil and massive trembling brought on by giant shrimp literally shaking your canoe along your travels.
Sometimes, I get an itch to wander off my relatively narrow trail through the digital wilderness, and I go read something from what (for me) are the antipodes of what computer use is about (i.e., gaming, over-clocking, gushing-over-the-latest-shiny articles in Wired, or one of those TED videos that reek of in-group self-aggrandizement).
Like the above quote in a PC Gamer site review of a headset. I must say, I like the poetic language used, and ... giant shrimp shaking a canoe ... that reminds me ... literally ... of certain dimensions of expat life in Asia.
Note to self: never buy anything haptic.
«Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?» T. S. Elliot